DOUGLASVILLE, GA – Police have charged 23-year-old Dewey Green with murder after they say he intentionally ran over a pregnant woman.
Police say 53-year-old Janice Pitts was in her Lincoln Navigator with her daughter and grandson when Green repeatedly hit her from behind with his truck while she was sitting at a traffic light.
When Pitts got out to check the damage, Green rammed his truck into her and pinned her body between their two vehicles. Pitts’ daughter, Iesha Davis, says she got out and tried to get Green to back his truck up.
“I’m banging on the window, ‘Please, you’re crushing my mom, you’re crushing my mom. Please, you’re crushing my mom. He wouldn’t look at me, He kept his face straight and kept his foot down on the gas,’” said Davis.
When Green finally backed up, Pitts fell to the road and Green ran over her crushed body as he drove over the median, went across a grassy knoll and ended up sideways across a road where witnesses were able to stop him. Pitts, a two-time breast cancer survivor expecting another child, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Green was arrested and charged with murder, aggravated battery and aggravated assault. He’s being held without bond at the Douglas County jail. Police say he seemed dazed and confused and reeked of alcohol. Acting District Attorney Brian Fortner said Green could face additional charges.
So far no motive has been reported. There doesn’t seem to be a relationship between Pitts and Green and Green’s father told police that his son had been acting strange lately, but didn’t have a history of mental illness. Toxicology testing is being performed to find out if Green was under the influence of other drugs.Tags: Crime, Dewey Green, Georgia, Hit and Run, Janice Pitts, Murder